Sunday, September 30, 2012

Electricity - Part 2

In Trance 95 is one of the best Greek electro bands. The duo (Alex Machairas, Nik Veliotis) was formed in Athens in 1988. The band had a few EPs released during late 80s until their first full album, Code Of Obsession (The Trance Dance Alternatives Vol. 1) was released in 1990.
A few EPs followed until the band underwent some changes,split and reformed back in 2010 when they opened for Recoil live in Athens. New York label Minimal Wave has released a compilation of In Trance 95 featuring early demos re-edited and also prepares for a new release with new material from the group.

In Trance 95 - Desire to Desire (from their debut single Desire to Desire/Brazilia, 1988)

Stereo Nova (Konstantinos Beta, Mikael Delta and Antonis P) were formed in Athens by late 80s and remained active until late 90s. With their second album (Discolata, 1993) they managed to take their music to a wider audience and from then on became the most successful local electro band. They released 7 albums and several singles and experimented with techno, house, ambient and drum n base.

Stereo Nova – TV O (from Telson, 1996)

Mikael Delta, founding member of Stereo Nova, followed a very interesting and successful, international solo career after Stereo Nova split.
Since 1999 he has released 11 solo albums, has written several scores for films and the theater.

Mikael Delta - Forever you said (from Deep Inside album, 2004)

Keep Shelly in Athens (RΠЯ, Sarah P)is the duo from Athens which, with only 4 songs released on MySpace, made it to make a worldwide buzz through the net.
Their music is often describe as “chillwave”.
After a couple of unofficial EP releases the band released their first official double EP In Love with Dust – Our Own Dream in 2012.

Keep Shelly in Athens - Our Own Dream (from double EP In Love with Dust - Our Own Dream, 2012)

Sundayman aka Kyriakos Moustakas, born in Athens, is a composer and producer active in discography since 1999. Under the name Sundayman he has released 2 albums, Outerland (2009) and Retronome (2012). His downtempo electronica is influenced by Kraftwerk, New Order, Pink Floyd, Vangelis and this shows (in a very positive way) not only in his first album which is a collection of 10 years work, but mainly in Retronome where the above influences seem so well digested into a personal, distinctive sound.

Sundayman – Ready For You (from Retronome album, 2012)

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